11/22/2002 12:00AM

Maggie's Dream puts perfect mark on line


ANDERSON Ind. - Maggie's Dream and Pass Rush will both be heavily favored when they headline a pair of $40,000 Indiana-bred stakes at Hoosier Park on Sunday night.

Maggie's Dream tops a field of 10 fillies and mares set to go 1 1/16 miles in the Frances Slocum Stakes, carded as the fourth of 11 races.

Maggie's Dream simply embarrassed her opponents last time when trying this distance for the first time, running away with a 17 3/4-length win in the Richmond Stakes.

Trained by Stanley Roberts, Maggie's Dream is a perfect 4 for 4 this year, including sprint wins in the Madison County and Merrillville stakes. A 4-year-old daughter of Philadream, Maggie's Dream has posted a 7-3-0 mark from 15 starts while never leaving the confines of Hoosier Park. Alex Birzer rides from post 1.

In the To Much Coffee Stakes, also run at 1 1/16 miles, 3-year-old Pass Rush figures as the horse to beat in a field of 12. A son of Crown Ambassador, Pass Rush has met some of the better 3-year-olds in the Midwest this year with runner-up finishes in the Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows and the Round Table at Arlington Park.

Pass Rush captured the Benjamin Harrison by 8 1/4 lengths here on Oct. 26. He then returned to his home base at Churchill Downs where he finished second, beaten a head, against optional claiming company going one mile.

Trained by Patrick Byrne, Pass Rush scored a pair of allowance victories earlier this year at Churchill and is at the top of his game right now. Jose Martinez Jr. will ride from post 8.

Fight for Ally, winner of the past two editions of the To Much Coffee, returns to defend his title. A 5-year-old son of Fit to Fight, he is winless in six starts this year while earning stakes placings in open company. Terry Thompson will ride for trainer Elliott Walden from post 3.

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